Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We finished off acids and bases, which the student had a really good grasp of, and then we moved on to oxidation and reduction for the last 40 minutes. She had more trouble with this topic and wanted to come back to it after she'd had a chance to study more."
"We reviewed Chapter 2 in our textbook, and went over part of the workbook exercises. The student is doing well in preparation, and I can tell she's been working on her Hiragana. Next week, we'll finish the workbook exercises she's been given as homework and start on Chapter 3."
"We worked on implicit differentiation, trig functions and their derivatives, and inverse trig functions and their derivatives. The student needed general explanation, especially with implicit differentiation of xy terms and inverse trig functions. Her attitude was excellent, as always. She is a fast learner. I used a customized explanation sheet with numerous examples to demonstrate the application of rules/techniques. I also used the polar coordinate system and her knowledge of trig functions to explain the domain and range of inverse trig functions. I sent her the explanation material sheet and extra practice. I will send the answer key of the extra practice Tuesday afternoon."
"The student and I reviewed several essential skills together. First, I helped him remember how to scan documents. He has a mostly good grasp of this process. Later, we worked on his word processing skills, such as applying different fonts and choosing the alignment type for the text. We also discussed the purpose and function of the "save as" option. He soon got the hang of these concepts, and was able to produce a new document outlining his business plans."
"Today we talked about vector addition and how individual vectors have components. We also talked about how to figure out the magnitude and direction of vectors that are a result of adding two known vectors. In terms of a problem solving strategy, I suggested to the student to think about the vectors in terms of right triangles for which the trigonometric and Pythagorean equations could be used."
"Today we reviewed the homework that I gave the student, which was translating sentences. We went over them together and discussed some of the grammar mistakes that were present in some of the sentences. He said he felt more confident after going over the homework together. Then we went over present tense, and I will be sending him a paragraph to translate as homework that we will go over tomorrow in our lesson."